Our workforce data, information and intelligence publications are all available from this section of the web-site. Immediately below are quick links to our most recent publications, followed by more detailed information on each publication. 

Date Publication  
Sep 23 The 2022 Staff vacancies in care services report Here
Sep 23 Scottish Social Service Sector: Report on 2022 Workforce Data Here
Sep 23 Register annual report 2022 to 2023  Here 
Aug 23 Mental Health Officers time series data 2006 to 2022 Here
Aug 23 Mental Health Officers (Scotland) Report 2022 Here
Aug 23 2022-2023 SVQ Tables Here
Jun 23 Movement of Day Care of Children Staff Report Here
May 23 2021 Children's Services Workforce Tables Here 
Dec 22  The Adults' services time series 2011 to 2021 Here
Dec 22 2021 Detailed workforce information  Here
Nov 22 Staff vacancies in care services 2021  Here
Nov 22 The Adults' services workforce tables - 2021  Here
Oct 22 Local Authority Post Types 2021  Here
Oct 22 Interactive Social Worker Data Tool 2021  Here
Aug 22 Scottish Social Service Sector: Report on 2021 Workforce Data  Here
Jul 22 2020 Children's Services Workforce Tables  Here
Jun 22 Residential Child Care report 2022  Here
Oct 21 Workforce Skills Report 2021  Here
July 19 The Demand for Social Workers 2019  Here
Quarterly Registration and Early Learning and Childcare data ( last QTR to 27/03/2023)   Here

October 2018

Interactive Social Worker Data Tool 2017

26 Oct 2018

This file allows you to interactively investigate data on practising social workers employed by local authorities. It uses data from our LA Post Types publication and adds in some contextual population data from National Records of Scotland. Guidance and background notes are included within the file.

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Local authority post types 2017

26 Oct 2018

These spreadsheets present headcount and WTE (whole time equivalent) data of all filled posts in local authority social work services where those employed do not work in a registered care service. This therefore covers staff working primarily in field social work services. The data published includes a breakdown of the numbers of different people and posts across the whole of Scotland as well as by individual local authorities.

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2017 detailed workforce information

03 Oct 2018

This spreadsheet contains information about the Social Services Workforce collected from services regulated by the Care Inspectorate (via its Annual Returns in December) and from the annual December Local Authority Social Work Services Staffing Return in 2017.

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August 2018

Mental Health Officers (Scotland) Report 2017

31 Aug 2018

The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) today published the Mental Health Officers (Scotland) Report 2017.

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June 2018

The Economic Value of Adult Social Care

07 Jun 2018

Adult social care contributes £3.4b to Scottish economy

The adult social care sector contributes £3.4 billion to the Scottish economy, a new report into the economic impact of the sector has found. The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) published the report today, at the same time as the UK, England, Northern Ireland and Wales published similar reports.

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